East Asian Languages & Cultures

The Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures offers an exciting range of courses. We offer a four-year sequence of courses in Chinese and Japanese languages as well as other coursework in literature, film, and culture.


Consider a major in Chinese or Japanese language and culture, a minor in Chinese or Japanese language and culture, or an Interdisciplinary Minor in East Asian Studies to complement your academic and career plans. Talk to your adviser about how proficiency in an East Asian language can become an important component of your educational plan, or contact one of us in East Asian Languages and Cultures to find out more about study opportunities.

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Addison McLamb, a Chinese major, attended the George H.W. Bush China-U.S. Relations Conference held in Houston, May 11-13. This year the conference dealt with global infectious diseases and the role of Sino-American collaboration in constructing solutions to world health issues. Conference participants heard from the former and current directors of the CDC, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, executives from the Bank of China and Sinopec, and U.S. Vice President Biden, among others. President Obama sent a letter to conference attendees focusing on the importance of the China-U.S. relationship in forging new horizons for global advancement. Addison says, “Attending this conference as the only non-affiliate college student gave me the unique opportunity to more deeply understand the acute complexity of this most important global relationship, while nevertheless seeing the seemingly boundless heights that mutual cooperation can achieve. In a word, the conference was a humbling example of the raw value of personal human connections in pioneering the modern global landscape. It was an honor to attend.” ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

The Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures will host a reception on Sunday, May 17th, 4:15-5:30pm in Carswell 14. We look forward to congratulating our graduating majors and minors in person as well as meeting their families! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

CHI 230 students concluded this semester with wonderful projects. Go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yQlBvUipKU
to watch, "My ideal family", by Emily Jobe.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsMsLvrbxHY&feature=youtu.be
to watch," Introduction of the American Educational System", by Michaela Cragg.
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This video is about Chinese Final Project

3 months ago

Haven't been to Xi'an, one of the most histotic cities in China? Check this great presentation made by Ergen, Courtney (任芳瑜)with vivid description of Terracotta army. www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Fkol-dEqY ... See MoreSee Less

This video is about Xi'an Presentation

3 months ago

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